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Lexus CT 200h, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Hatchback
#107 of 125 Re: LEASE VERSUS BUY ??? RX450h AND CT200h [kyfdx@Edmunds]
Aug 29, 2013 (8:14 pm)
Thanks for the reply and advice.
We decided to just "buy" instead of lease. The leasing route is good only if I want to keep the car for less than 24 months. Besides, I usually put on more than 10K miles a year.
Not to mention all that "fussy math" the dealer does initially, throughout, and then at the end of the "lease".
Sep 04, 2013 (6:59 pm)
After years of lurking behind the scenes and utilizing this site for my past 3 leases, I've decided to pay my dues and post what I just got yesterday.
I'm in So Cal and I was looking for a 36 month lease, 12k miles, $1000 down payment deal on a CT200h with the premium package and navigation in fire agate pearl with caramel interior. I got a deal from one dealership for $350 a month with taxes for the aforementioned lease but it was for a black on black CT. After approaching another dealership that had the car in the color I wanted with the $350 deal on the table, they offered the car for $358 with taxes for their car. Ultimately, this is the deal I went with. The other dealer tried to counter with $340 with taxes but the color sold me.
I was told that it was the last day for their Golden Opportunity event and that with me signing at the 11th hour that I got the "best deal." I didn't do this intentionally, just happenstance, but I was told that they were desperate to sell this car before they had to report their numbers at 10pm (I signed the deal at 8:30pm). They said I did everything right by waiting but normally by doing this, the color selection is slim pickings but not for me. =) Not sure if people can still get the deals I mentioned but if anyone's interested, let me know and I'll post more information.
Edit: MSRP for my car was $37,593
#109 of 125 Re: Lease Deal 9/3/2013 [lurkernomore]
Sep 07, 2013 (2:32 am)
You could of done way much better on the lease. They are practically giving the ct200's away. I got my deal with same msrp for 287 a month 27 months/15k per year plus $1404 OTD at pickup. I also recently got a check back from my dealer for 1 months overpayment on the lease. So now my deal ended up being $1117 OTD pickup instead of $1404.
#110 of 125 Re: Lease Deal 9/3/2013 [ct200howner]
Sep 12, 2013 (2:51 pm)
wow, ct200howner, could you share the details of your deal and possibly who you dealt with? I would snatch up a lease like that in a minute. Thanks!
#111 of 125 Re: Lease Deal 9/3/2013 [rjdoc74]
Sep 16, 2013 (2:25 pm)
I leased a 2013 CT base in SoCal with $0 at signing for $279 a month (tax inclusive) for 27 months, 10k miles a year. The dealership made the first payment and threw in lighted door sills, wheel locks and cargo net. I'm pretty happy with the deal.
#113 of 125 Re: Lease Deal 9/3/2013 [superceleb]
Sep 30, 2013 (1:52 am)
Hi superceleb, could you share with me or private message me the dealership and agent you worked with on this lease? I'm supposed to close tomorrow but this would be a deal breaker if I could speak with the person you secured the deal with- much appreciated!
#114 of 125 Re: Lease Deal 9/3/2013 [new2leasing5]
Sep 30, 2013 (7:30 am)
Hey new2leasing5...I worked with the 'internet manager' (as well as the 'internet sales director') at Santa Monica Lexus. I had a few quotes from other area dealerships and they matched the best quote I had. They were really great to work with and kept to their word. All of my contact with them was via email and I just signed the docs when I arrived at the dealership for pickup. It was a really seamless process.
#115 of 125 Re: Lease Deal 9/3/2013 [superceleb]
Sep 30, 2013 (9:57 am)
Thanks - this is super helpful! If you don't mind me asking, the dealer was asking if you had a grad or military discount, or some other discount that they applied for you? He's trying to look for a similar deal to get me the same numbers, but doesn't have your first/last initials to look up the info.
#116 of 125 Re: Lease Deal 9/3/2013 [new2leasing5]
Sep 30, 2013 (10:04 am)
Not a problem. No grad or military discount but there was some type of Lexus dealer cash/incentive that was included.